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Cablegate: H1n1 Update: 17,644 Confirmed Cases (Updated)

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SUBJECT: H1N1 UPDATE: 17,644 CONFIRMED CASES (UPDATED)

REF: A) Berlin 1096, B) Berlin 1089 and previous.

1. (U) SUMMARY: The number of confirmed H1N1 infections in
Germany rose by 379 cases to 17,644 on September 9. Germany
plans to order an additional 18 million doses of H1N1 vaccine.
END SUMMARY

2. (U) At its September 9 press briefing, the National
Reference Center for Influenza at the Robert Koch Institute
(RKI) confirmed a total of 379 new (laboratory and non-
laboratory) H1N1 cases in Germany over yesterday, increasing
the total number of H1N1 cases to 17,644. New cases were
distributed among all twelve federal states as follows: North
Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) (150), Baden-Wuerttemberg (50), Hesse
(48), Bavaria (47), Lower-Saxony (25), Saxony-Anhalt (15),
Berlin (11), Rhineland-Palatinate (6), Saarland (6), Bremen
(5), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (5) and Hamburg (1).

3. (U) According to RKI, 183 of the total 379 new cases are
attributed to people returning from travel abroad. New cases
include non-laboratory H1N1 cases that exhibited symptoms
after being in contact with a laboratory-confirmed infected
person.

4. (U) NRW remains the German state with the highest number
of confirmed virus cases with a total of 5,388, followed by
Baden-Wuerttemberg (2,698 cases) and Lower-Saxony (2,556).
The number of all confirmed infections in Germany that have
resulted from domestic transmission is 26 percent.


Germany to order additional A/H1N1 vaccine
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5. (U) Germany plans to place a second order of A/H1N1
vaccine. State-level health ministers agreed on September 7
in Berlin to order an additional 18 million doses of the
vaccine against the new flu. In July, Germany made a first
order of 50 million doses (two doses per course for each
person) for vaccination of 30 percent of the population (25
million people). With the additional order, Germany would be
able to provide vaccination to a total of 34 million people,
representing about 41 percent of the population.


MURPHY

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